WWE Hall of Fame 2024

5 Apr 2024
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About WWE Hall of Fame 2024

WWE Hall of Fame 2024


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The WWE Hall of Fame is a hall of fame of Professional Wrestlers that is maintained by the WWE. Originally, the WWE Hall of Fame ceremonies originally were held by the WWE King of The Ring. In 1996, It was held before the Survivor Series Event. For reasons unknown, the WWE Hall of Fame went into hiatus until 2004. In 2004, As WrestleMania 20 was about to start, WWE relaunched the WWE Hall of Fame. It was not broadcast on Television. From 2015, The WWE Hall of Ceremonies were shown live on the WWE Network.


The WWE Hall of Fame initially only inducted individual, groups and tag teams. This was expanded to Celebrities and the Legacy wing. After the Ultimate Warrior's Death, WWE announced the Warrior Award for individuals that exhibited strength and perseverance that embodies the spirit of the Ultimate Warrior, with the first being presented at the WWE Hall of Fame 2015 ceremony. The first recipient was late eight year old fan Connor Michalek.


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Hall of Fame 2024 ceremony - Date, Time and Venue


The Hall of Fame 2024 ceremony took place on April 5, 2024. It took place one night before the Night One of WrestleMania XL which was held on April 6 and 7, 2024 in the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania.


Who was Inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame 2024?


CategoryInducteeInducted By
IndividualPaul HeymanRoman Reigns
IndividualBull NakanoMadusa
IndividualThunderbolt PattersonScott Spears and The New Day
IndividualLia MaiviaThe Rock
Tag TeamThe U.S. Express (Barry Windham and Mike Rotunda)Bo Dallas and Mike Rotunda
IndividualMuhammad Ali (Celebrity Inductee)The Undertaker


Paul Heyman (By Roman Reigns)


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Paul Heyman was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame 2024 as the headliner. It was announced on March 4, 2024, by WWE on its Social Media handles. It is not revealed who will induct the iconic manager into the Hallowed Hall. Heyman is widely considered to be one of the greatest workers in professional wrestling history.


He was a former manager and commentator in American Wrestling Association and World Championship Wrestling before both were acquired by the WWE. He was also the owner and the show-runner of Extreme Championship Wrestling before its acquisition by WWE. After WWE's acquisition, Heyman continued to work as the brain behind ECW on WWE TV. Heyman has also served as the General Manager of Friday Night SmackDown. He is best known for his work as manager of some of the biggest names in WWE. He has most prominently managed Brock Lesnar, Big Show, CM Punk, Rob Van Dam, Kurt Angle, Steve Austin, Rick Rude, Arn Anderson, Roman Reigns and The Bloodline. Heyman is best known for his time with Lesnar and Reigns.


Bull Nakano (By Madusa)


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Bull Nakano is a former Japanese professional wrestler who is considered to be one of the pioneers in female wrestling. During the time when there were not many female wrestlers in the scene, Nakano was a prominent name in the Japan wrestling circuits. She also had a stint with WWF in 1994 where she won the WWF Women's Championship. WWE also recognizes her as having won titles in Japan, Mexico, and United States.


The U.S. Express - Barry Windham and Mike Rotunda


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The US Express is a tag team composed of brother-in-laws Barry Windham and Mike Rotunda, the father of Bo Dallas and the late Bray Wyatt. The US Express were announced to be an inductee into the 2024 Hall of Fame in March, making Windham a two-time WWE Hall of Famer. He was already inducted into the HoF in 2012 as a member of the Four Horseman. The duo is a two-time WWF Tag Team Champion.


Muhammad Ali (By The Undertaker)


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Muhammad Ali is a name that needs no introduction to any sports enthusiast. Known simply as "The Greatest', Ali is one of the most important figures in all of sports of all times. While he deserves every bit of praise he gets, people wonder why Muhammad Ali is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?


Beyond boxing, Muhammad Ali ventured into the world of professional wrestling. In 1976, he participated in a much-talked-about exhibition match, "The War of the Worlds," against Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki. This unique event took place at the Nippon Budokan arena in Tokyo. Ali's link to wrestling continued. He appeared as a guest of honor in 1996 when Inoki faced Ric Flair in a North Korean pay-per-view event. Two years later, Ali was present for Inoki's final fight, even presenting him with flowers in the ring.


Ali also made a notable appearance in professional wrestling history. He served as a special guest referee for the main event at the very first WrestleMania in 1985. This iconic match featured Hulk Hogan and Mr. T teaming up against the villainous duo of "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff.


Thunderbolt Patterson (By Scott Spears)


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Thunderbolt Patterson, real name Claude Patterson (born 1941), is former American professional wrestler who was active from 1964 to 1994. He wrestled primarily in the southeastern United States, capturing championships like the NWA Brass Knuckles Championship and the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship.


Patterson gained recognition for his charisma and mic skills, drawing inspiration from Black Southern preachers. He is considered a significant influence on future generations of wrestlers. His career was also marked by advocacy for wrestlers' rights and challenging racial barriers in the industry. On March 13, 2024, WWE announced that Patterson will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame 2024.


Lia Maivia (By The Rock)


Lia Maivia is one of the first female promoters in all of professional wrestling. She was the wife of Peter Maivia and the grandmother of WWE Legend The Rock. Maivia passed away in 2008 and is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame posthumously by Dwayne Johnson.


Who was Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2023?


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Rey Mysterio headlined the Class of 2023. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Konnan. The other superstars who were inducted into the hallowed hall were The Great Muta by Ric Flair, and Stacy Keibler by Mick Foley and Torrie Wilson. Andy Kaufman was inducted as a celebrity by Jerry 'The King' Lawler and Jimmy Hart. Tim White got the Warrior Award from JBL and Ron Simmons.


WWE Hall of Fame Inductees List (2024 & Past Events)


Year InductedCategoryWrestlerInducted By
2023IndividualRey MysterioKonnan
2023IndividualThe Great MutaRic Flair
2023IndividualStacy KeiblerMick Foley and Torrie Wilson
2023CelebrityAndy KaufmanJimmy Hart and Jerry Lawler
2023WarriorTim WhiteJBL and Ron Simmons
2022IndividualThe UndertakerVince McMahon
2022IndividualVaderMick Foley
2022IndividualQueen SharmellBooker T
2022GroupThe Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner)TBD
2022Warrior AwardShad GaspardDana Warrior
2021IndividualsKane, Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff, The Great Khali, Rob Van DamN/A
2021CelebrityOzzy OsbourneN/A
2021Warrior AwardRich HeringN/A
2021LegacyDick the Bruiser, Pez Whatley, Buzz Sawyer, Ethel Johnson and Paul BoeschN/A
2020IndividualBatistaN/A
2020GroupNew World Order (Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Sean Waltman)N/A
2019GroupDGeneration XN/A
2019GroupHarlem HeatN/A
2019GroupThe Hart FoundationNatalya
2019IndividualThe Honky Tonk Man (Wayne Farris)Jimmy Hart
2019IndividualTorrie WilsonStacy Keibler
2019IndividualBrutus "The Barber" Beefcake (Edward Leslie)Hulk Hogan
2019Warrior AwardSue AitchisonDana Warrior and John Cena
2019LegacyBruiser Brody (Frank Goodish)N/A
2019LegacyWahoo McDaniel (Edward McDaniel)N/A
2019LegacyLuna Vachon (Gertrude Vachon)N/A
2019LegacyS.D. Jones (Conrad Efraim)N/A
2019LegacyProfessor Toru Tanaka (Charles Kalani Jr. )N/A
2019LegacyPrimo CarneraN/A
2019LegacyJoseph CohenN/A
2019LegacyHisashi ShinmaN/A
2019LegacyBuddy Rose (Paul Perschmann)N/A
2019LegacyJim BarnettN/A
2018IndividualGoldbergPaul Heyman
2018IndividualIvoryMolly Holly
2018IndividualJeff JarrettRoad Dogg
2018IndividualHillbilly JimJimmy Hart
2018IndividualMark HenryBig Show
2018GroupThe Dudley BoyzEdge and Christian
2018Warrior AwardJarrius "JJ" RobertsonDana Warrior
2018CelebrityKid RockTriple H
2018LegacyStan StasiakN/A
2018LegacyLord Alfred HayesN/A
2018LegacyDara SinghN/A
2018LegacyCora CombsN/A
2018LegacyEl SantoN/A
2018LegacyJim LondosN/A
2018LegacyRufus R. JonesN/A
2018LegacySputnik MonroeN/A
2018LegacyBoris MalenkoN/A
2018LegacyHiro MatsudaN/A
2017IndividualKurt AngleJohn Cena
2017IndividualTheodore LongThe Acolytes Protection Agency
2017IndividualDiamond Dallas PageEric Bischoff
2017IndividualBeth PhoenixNatalya Neidhart
2017IndividualRick RudeRicky Steamboat
2017GroupThe Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson)
2017Warrior AwardEric LeGrandDana Warrior
2017LegacyMartin "Farmer" BurnsN/A
2017LegacyJune ByersN/A
2017LegacyHaystacks CalhounN/A
2017LegacyJudy GrableN/A
2017LegacyDr. Jerry GrahamN/A
2017LegacyLuther LindsayN/A
2017LegacyToots MondtN/A
2017LegacyRikidōzanN/A
2017LegacyBearcat WrightN/A
2016IndividualStingRic Flair
2016IndividualThe GodfatherThe Acolytes Protection Agency
2016IndividualBig Boss ManSlick
2016IndividualJacquelineThe Dudley Boyz
2016IndividualStan HansenVader
2016GroupThe Fabulous Freebirds ((Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts, and Jimmy Garvin)The New Day
2016IndividualSnoop DoggJohn Cena
2016Warrior AwardJoan LundenDana Warrior
2016LegacyMildred BurkeN/A
2016LegacyFrank GotchN/A
2016LegacyGeorge HackenschmidtN/A
2016LegacyEd "Strangler" LewisN/A
2016LegacyPat O'ConnorN/A
2016LegacyLou TheszN/A
2016Legacy"Sailor" Art ThomasN/A
2015IndividualRandy SavageHulk Hogan
2015IndividualRikishiThe Usos
2015IndividualAlundra BlayzeNatalya Neidhart
2015IndividualLarry ZbyszkoBruno Sammartino
2015IndividualTatsumi FujinamiRic Flair
2015IndividualKevin NashShawn Michaels
2015GroupThe Bushwhackers (Luke Williams and Butch Miller)John Laurinaitis
2015Warrior AwardConnor "The Crusher" MichalekDana Warrior and Daniel Bryan
2014IndividualThe Ultimate WarriorLinda McMahon
2014IndividualJake RobertsDiamond Dallas Page
2014IndividualLitaTrish Stratus
2014IndividualPaul BearerKane
2014IndividualCarlos Colón Sr.Carlito, Eddie, and Orlando Colón
2014IndividualRazor RamonKevin Nash
2014CelebrityMr. TGene Okerlund
2013IndividualMick FoleyTerry Funk
2013IndividualBob BacklundMaria Menounos
2013IndividualTrish StratusStephanie McMahon
2013IndividualBruno SammartinoArnold Schwarzenegger
2013IndividualBooker TStevie Ray
2013CelebrityDonald TrumpVince McMahon
2012IndividualEdgeChristian
2012IndividualMil MáscarasAlberto Del Rio
2012IndividualRon SimmonsJohn "Bradshaw" Layfield
2012IndividualYokozunaJimmy Uso and Jey Uso
2012GroupThe Four Horsemen (("Nature Boy" Ric Flair, Barry Windham, "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and James J. Dillon)Dusty Rhodes
2012CelebrityMike TysonDGeneration X (Shawn Michaels and Triple H)
2011IndividualShawn MichaelsTriple H
2011Individual"Hacksaw" Jim DugganTed DiBiase
2011Individual"Bullet" Bob ArmstrongScott, Brad, and Brian Armstrong
2011IndividualSunnyWWE Divas
2011IndividualAbdullah the ButcherTerry Funk
2011GroupThe Road Warriors ((Road Warrior Hawk, Road Warrior Animal, and "Precious" Paul Ellering)Dusty Rhodes
2011CelebrityDrew CareyKane
2010IndividualTed DiBiaseTed DiBiase Jr. and Brett DiBiase
2010IndividualAntonio InokiStan Hansen
2010IndividualWendi RichterRoddy Piper
2010IndividualMaurice "Mad Dog" VachonPat Patterson
2010IndividualGorgeous GeorgeDick Beyer
2010IndividualStu HartBret Hart
2010CelebrityBob UeckerDick Ebersol
2009IndividualStone Cold Steve AustinVince McMahon
2009IndividualRicky "The Dragon" SteamboatRic Flair
2009Individual"Cowboy" Bill WattsJim Ross
2009IndividualHoward FinkelGene Okerlund
2009IndividualKoko B. WareThe Honky Tonk Man
2009GroupThe Funks (Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr.)Dusty Rhodes
2009GroupThe Von Erichs (Fritz Von Erich, Kevin Von Erich, David Von Erich, Kerry Von Erich, Mike Von Erich and Chris Von Erich)Michael Hayes
2008Individual"Nature Boy" Ric FlairTriple H
2008Individual"High Chief" Peter MaiviaThe Rock
2008Individual"Soulman" Rocky JohnsonThe Rock
2008IndividualMae YoungPat Patterson
2008IndividualEddie GrahamDusty Rhodes
2008IndividualGordon SolieJim Ross
2008GroupThe Brisco Brothers (Jack Brisco and Gerald Brisco)John "Bradshaw" Layfield
2008GroupThe Wild SamoansSamu and Matt Anoaʻi
2007Individual"The American Dream" Dusty RhodesCody Runnels and Dustin Rhodes
2007Individual"Mr. Perfect" Curt HennigWade Boggs
2007IndividualJerry "The King" LawlerWilliam Shatner
2007IndividualNick BockwinkelBobby Heenan
2007IndividualMr. FujiDon Muraco
2007IndividualThe SheikRob Van Dam and Sabu
2007IndividualJim RossStone Cold Steve Austin
2007GroupThe Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika)Samu and Matt Anoaʻi
2006IndividualBret HartStone Cold Steve Austin
2006IndividualEddie GuerreroChris Benoit, Rey Mysterio, and Chavo Guerrero
2006Individual"Mean" Gene OkerlundHulk Hogan
2006IndividualSensational SherriTed DiBiase
2006IndividualVerne GagneGreg Gagne
2006Individual"Mr. USA" Tony AtlasS.D. Jones
2006GroupThe BlackjacksBobby Heenan
2006CelebrityWilliam "The Refrigerator" PerryJohn Cena
2005IndividualHulk HoganSylvester Stallone
2005Individual"Rowdy" Roddy PiperRic Flair
2005Individual"Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr.Randy Orton
2005IndividualJimmy HartJerry Lawler
2005Individual"Mr. Wonderful" Paul OrndorffBobby Heenan
2005IndividualNikolai VolkoffJim Ross
2005IndividualIron SheikSgt. Slaughter
2004IndividualBig John StuddBig Show
2004IndividualDon MuracoMick Foley
2004IndividualGreg "The Hammer" ValentineJimmy Hart
2004IndividualHarley RaceRic Flair
2004IndividualJesse "The Body" VenturaTyrel Ventura
2004IndividualJunkyard DogErnie Ladd
2004IndividualSgt. SlaughterPat Patterson
2004IndividualSuperstar Billy GrahamTriple H
2004IndividualTito SantanaShawn Michaels
2004IndividualBobby "The Brain" HeenanBlackjack Lanza
2004CelebrityPete RoseKane
1996Individual"Baron" Mikel SciclunaGorilla Monsoon
1996Individual"Captain" Lou AlbanoJoe Franklin
1996IndividualJimmy "Superfly" SnukaDon Muraco
1996IndividualJohnny Rodz (Johnny Rodriguez)Arnold Skaaland
1996IndividualKiller Kowalski (Walter Kowalski)Triple H
1996IndividualPat PattersonBret Hart
1996IndividualVincent J. McMahonShane McMahon
1995IndividualAntonino RoccaDiesel
1995Individual"Big Cat" Ernie LaddBobo Brazil
1995IndividualGeorge "The Animal" SteeleDoink the Clown
1995IndividualIvan PutskiScott Putski
1995IndividualThe Fabulous MoolahAlundra Blayze
1995IndividualThe Grand WizardSgt. Slaughter
1995IndividualPedro MoralesSavio Vega
1994IndividualArnold SkaalandBob Backlund
1994IndividualBobo Brazil (Houston Harris)Erniee Ladd
1994Individual"Nature Boy" Buddy RogersBret Hart
1994IndividualChief Jay StrongbowTatanka
1994Individual"Classy" Freddie BlassieShane McMahon
1994IndividualGorilla MonsoonJim Ross
1994IndividualJames DudleyVince McMahon
1993IndividualAndre The Giant-

WWE Hall of Fame Date, Location, and Venue (2022 & Past Events)


CeremonyDateLocationVenueHostAssociated Event
2022April 1, 2022Dallas, TexasAmerican Airlines CenterN/AWrestleMania 38
2021March 30 and April 1, 2021St Petersburg, FloridaWWE ThunderDome at Tropicana FieldJerry Lawler, Corey Graves, and Kayla BraxtonWrestleMania 37
20194/6/2019Brooklyn, New YorkBarclays CenterCorey Graves and Renee YoungWrestleMania 35
20184/6/2018New Orleans, LouisianaSmoothie King CenterJerry LawlerWrestleMania 34
20173/31/2017Orlando, FloridaAmway CenterJerry LawlerWrestleMania 33
20164/2/2016Dallas, TexasAmerican Airlines CenterJerry LawlerWrestleMania 32
20153/28/2015San Jose, CaliforniaSAP CenterJerry LawlerWrestleMania 31
20144/5/2014New Orleans, LouisianaSmoothie King CenterJerry LawlerWrestleMania XXX
20134/6/2013New York City, New YorkMadison Square GardenJerry LawlerWrestleMania 29
20123/31/2012Miami, FloridaAmerican Airlines ArenaJerry LawlerWrestleMania XXVIII
20114/2/2011Atlanta, GeorgiaPhillips ArenaJerry LawlerWrestleMania XXVII
20103/27/2010Phoenix, ArizonaDodge TheaterJerry LawlerWrestleMania XXVI
20094/4/2009Houston, TexasToyota CenterJerry Lawler and Todd GrishamWrestleMania XXV
20083/29/2008Orlando, FloridaAmway ArenaGene Okerlund and Todd GrishamWrestleMania XXIV
20073/31/2007Detroit, MichiganFox TheatreTodd GrishamWrestleMania 23
20064/1/2006Rosemont, IllinoisRosemont TheatreJerry LawlerWrestleMania 22
20054/2/2005Los Angeles, CaliforniaUniversal AmphitheatreGene OkerlundWrestleMania 21
20043/13/2004New York City, New YorkThe HiltonGene OkerlundWrestleMania XX
199611/16/1996New York City, New YorkMarriott MarquisN/ASurvivor Series (1996)
19956/24/1995Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaMarriott HotelN/AKing of the Ring (1995)
19946/9/1994Baltimore, MarylandOmni Inner Harbor International HotelN/AKing of the Ring (1994)





FAQs

Andre the Giant was the first-ever wrestler inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The Fabulous Moolah was the first-ever female inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The WWE Hall of Fame started in 1993.

John Cena is not in the WWE Hall of Fame currently but will surely headline a Class of inductees one year.

WWE Hall of Fame 2024 took place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. 

Paul Heyman, Bull Nakano, Thunderbolt Patterson, Muhammad Ali, Lia Maivia and The US Express were inducted in WWE Hall of Fame 2024. 

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